Mary Elaine Rescavage

September 9, 1947February 5, 2021

Mary Elaine Rescavage, age 73, of Fresno, California passed away on Friday, February 5, 2021. Mary was born September 9, 1947 in Topeka, Kansas to Clarence and Lillian Stafford.

She is survived by her son Samuel Stairs and his wife Dolores; brothers Tommy Stafford and Phillip Stafford; sister Martha Santema; granddaughters Kandis Hernandez and Brittany Martinez.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents and brother Robert Stafford.

Visitation for Mary will be held Monday, February 15, 2021 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Stephens and Bean Funeral Chapel.

A private family graveside service will be held at Belmont Memorial Park.

Contributions in Mary's memory may be made to Miss Winkles Pet Adoption Center, 85 Temperance Avenue, Clovis, California 93611.

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  • Miss Winkles Pet Adoption Center


  • Visitation

    Monday, February 15, 2021


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Donna Pollock

February 11, 2021

I'm so sad to hear of Mary's passing. I have know her and the family all my life. Mary's gramma and my gramma were great friends in Herndon Ca. When we were teenagers we lived across from each other. I remember well when she started dating Sam. Mary was so beautiful, and everyone loved her. I talked to her several times through the years, and we would catch up on our lives. It is so sad for us,but Heaven must be Happy that she has now came home for good. God Bless you Mary, I love you, Dearest Heart.
Your friend
Donna Pollock

Liza Gold

February 11, 2021

Life really has a way showing us signs.
And sometimes it is definitely apparent that god puts people in our lives for good reason.

At a time when I need it needed a shoulder to lean on, an ear to listen and a true loyal friend God sent me Mary.
In fact Mary wasn’t just a friend to me she was like a second mother. I’m smiling now as I remember her daunting over her adorable two little white Westies. Her incredible love for her son Sam. She would do anything for her sons happiness and I know that she was ecstatic over the family that she had.
I will cherish the endless hours of conversations we would share over our brunch dates.
Mary taught me so much about myself, life and type of woman and mother I wanted to be.
I will be forever grateful to have known her and I hope she truly knows the impact she had on my life.
Thank you Mary for your love, kindness, and friendship. I can only hope that I can have the type of impact on somebody else’s life as you had on mine. I love you with all my heart and I pray that you continue to look down on me and protect me with your love.
Sam and family I pray that you find peace in this difficult time and know that you’re in my thoughts and my prayers.
I love you mommy Mary.
May you Rest In Peace and dance with angels.
All my love,
Liza and Ari ♥️👼🏻

Kirk Smeltzer

February 10, 2021

Mary was my neighbor and she was a great blessing to my family.
Mary would take my mother to Bible study on Thursday's then on Sunday to church and always for lunch.
Since then my mother has passed on and now Mary and my mom are in Heaven.
Great memories I will always have because of having Mary as a neighbor doing things for my mom was a truly blessings from the Lord.
Praying for the family.